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CHANTAL SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAKENING

CHANTAL SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAKENING

July 10, 2013585Views

Current
Position: 
16.5N
and 69.5W

Geographic
Reference: 
260
MI WSW of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Estimated
Max. Winds: 
45
mph

Movement: West-Northwest at 29
mph

Minimum
Central Pressure:
1011 MB

 Forecast

At
5:00AM, the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near Latitude 16.5
North, Longitude 69.5 West. Chantal is moving toward the West-Northwest near 29
mph. In this general motion, forward speed is expected to decrease tonight. A
turn toward the North West is expected on Thursday followed by a turn toward
the North North West on Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center will
be near or over Hispaniola later today near or over eastern Cuba by early
Thursday and near central Cuba by later Thursday.

 

Maximum
sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.  Some weakening is
forecast during the next 48 hours. Satellite images, surface observations and
Air Force Hurricane Hunter data indicate that Chantal has become disorganized
and the system could degenerate into a Tropical Wave later today.

Tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 90 miles to the West of the center.

Estimated
Minimum Central Pressure is 1009MB.

The
Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the situation
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